Columbus Day is an American and patriotic holiday celebrated in all 50 states of the U.S since 1971, when congress passed the law. America should not continue to celebrate Columbus Day because he brought cruelty, heś been given false credit, and the legacy of the day is not as wonderful to Native Americans and African Africans. With ¨discovering” America, he also brought cruelty to the the indigenous people because he tortured, killed, and encourage his men to rape the native women. There are things that he didn't even do and he was still given credit such as discovering America. The legacy of the Columbus Day is not as remarkable to the Native Americans and African Americans because it just reminds them the cruelty that happened.
The United States admires Christopher Columbus for the things people think he did, but his “accomplishments” and “discoveries” may have been false. Columbus day should not be celebrated because he didn’t do the things he said he did, he did terrible things, and he caused problems to happen. Christopher Columbus didn’t do the things he said he did like discovering America, having knowledge, and he never actually meant to find the Americas. Columbus did terrible things such as encouraging men to rape girls, having harsh punishments for people with minor offenses, and he lead hunting dogs to tear the Indians apart. He caused many problems like death, slavery, and destroying culture.
I believe that, to this day, Columbus day should be celebrated. Although Columbus might not have done a lot of the amazing things we've said he's done, Columbus is still apart of our history and has still done some great things in the past. Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. Although they later found this not to be true, Christopher is still a very important person to this society.
Americans celebrate so many holidays and enjoy their days off without truly knowing the history behind the events leading up to the creation of these “sacred” days. Elementary school students all around America learn the rhyme “in 1492 Columbus sailed the Ocean blue” and celebrate his “discovery” of America. Columbus Day has been celebrated for two hundred years. Although the American population does not know all the details about Columbus. He was a greedy person and essentially started slavery in the United States. People should not celebrate Columbus Day because Christopher Columbus is not the heroic and courageous man many believe him to be.
There are many opinions about Columbus Day and whether we should celebrate it as a holiday. I believe the extent in which we should celebrate Columbus Day is just acknowledging him rather than dedicating a federal holiday to him. I would propose to celebrate “Indigenous People’s Day” or “Native Americans’ Day”. My opinion comes from his actual discovery of th New World and his actions after he settled in North America. One reason why I think we should not celebrate Columbus day to the extent of a federal holiday is because of the thinking that Columbus was the one who discovered North America.
Both Columbus Day and Dia de la Raza are celebrated on October 12. The two of these holidays, although celebrated in different parts of the world, celebrate and commemorate the discovery of America, or the Americas.
Columbus day should it be celebrated? Some say no. Christopher Columbus is known for being the man that discovered the Americas in 1492, but some people think that he was the sole culprit of genocide, or mass murder of a large group of people, of an certain ethnic group, but usually when people think of genocide they most likely think of Hitler, and the holocaust during WW2, and not a great man who found America, and made Spain rich. Many think that the holiday should still be celebrated like the author of “Sail On”, while not as many people don’t think it should still be celebrated like the author of “Should Columbus have a holiday”. There are five countries in total that celebrate the holiday all three of the Americas(North, South, and Central), Italy, and Spain, but that means that there are hundreds if not thousands of people that don’t think that it should not be celebrated for whatever reason that have for example most of the Native Americans died.
Christopher Columbus should not be celebrated because he committed mass genocide, forced slaves, and wiped out an entire population. The first reason for why Christopher Columbus should not be celebrated is because he committed mass genocide against the Native Americans. “Endless testimonies...prove the mild and pacific temperament of the natives…. But our work was to exasperate, ravage, kill, mangle and destroy; small wonder,” -Bartolome Las Casas, 1527.
Christopher Columbus is arguably one of the most famous performers of all time. He discovered the Caribbean Islands, Hispaniola(modern day Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Jamaica, Cuba, and parts of Central America and northern South America. During the second Monday in October, Americans from coast to coast celebrate Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. However, does Columbus really deserve a holiday? Is he really the hero elementary school textbooks paint him to be?
Columbus Day Conundrum Every year on the second Monday of October America celebrates one of its oldest “patriotic” holidays, Columbus Day. Columbus Day is a day to commemorate the discovery of the Western World by Christopher Columbus. Columbus landed in the New World on October 2, 1492 and is ultimately credited with and remembered for discovering the Americas. The United States of America, itself, has always been comprised of immensely patriotic citizens making it no surprise that the so called discoverer of such a beloved country has a holiday dedicated to him. The idea of a holiday for the man who ‘found’ the ‘New World’ from afar, does not seem all that unusual.
Christopher Columbus was an explorer and navigator born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy. When Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Spain in 1492, he hoped to reach eastern Asia. He thought he had reached Asia when he landed on an island in the Caribbean Sea. In fact he had opened up to Europeans a new world with two continents—North America and South America—and many islands.
Yes we have a holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. But here are some reasons to why he's a evil man. Christopher Columbus mutilated and enslaved native people that he encountered on the Island soon to be called America. He encountered many different Natives when he Started to explore the new land he discovered. There were 60,000 people living on this island.
Almost every state and school use to celebrate this national holiday; Columbus Day. Sadly, people around the country have decided that Columbus Day should no longer have his own holiday. Schools, and many Columbus Day parades have decided to cancel their parades and schools no longer have a ¨Columbus Day¨. Still people think Columbus was a brave good man, while others believe he was a terrible soul that’s greedy and cruel.
The day represents one of the greatest injustices in Human history. Dedicating a day to Columbus means that we support his acts. We support him and his orders that led to the killing of an entire nation. That is absurd! This day should be dedicated to the native Americans to honor their History and Culture.